Takeout pasta dinners will be available from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 299 Clark St., Auburn. The event is presented by the Cultural Italian American Organization to raise money for the parish due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and all food is being donated by the local organization.  Dinners include ziti, meatball,...

She rewrote the record books and redefined the program as a student-athlete. Now all-American and Tiger softball standout Emily Carosone returns to Auburn to take on a new challenge as an assistant coach for the program. Head coach Mickey Dean announced the hiring on Wednesday. Carosone will primarily work with the infielders and catchers. She will...

The Cultural Italian American Organization, of Auburn, will prepare and provide free dinners to the community from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at St. Francis Church, 299 Clark St., Auburn. The dinners of pasta and meatballs will be packaged and available for curbside pickup. The CIAO Cucina Crew and volunteers will be preparing the meals under the...

Dina Favaro is hanging up her sewing needle. After 37 years of hemming pants and mending seams, the owner of Dina's Alterations will close her downtown shop in December. But Favaro, who will soon turn 80, already stopped taking new work this summer. On a sign in the door, she wrote that she has enough old work to keep her busy through the end of t...

The Cultural Italian American Organization's sixth annual Christopher Columbus recognition dinner will honor former Auburn Mayor Melina Carnicelli. The dinner will take place Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Road, Fleming. It'll begin with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and continue with an array of Italian dishes, dessert and limoncell...

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced this week that 2A S.p.A., a prominent Italian die-casting company, plans to invest $15 million to expand its foundry in Auburn, where it serves as a Tier 1 supplier to major producers of automobiles and heavy trucks. The expansion project at 2A USA in Auburn will create more than 50 jobs and double the Auburn facilit...

Traditional Italian pastries filled Angelo's Pizza in Auburn Sunday morning. Preparing for the St. Joseph's Day Feast Celebration starts early for members of Auburn's Cultural Italian American Organization, CIAO chairman Paul Saltarello said. Every year before the feast people meet at Angelo's to make bread in the shape of a shepherd's hook, zeppol...

The Cultural Italian American Organization of Auburn will host its annual St. Joseph's Day Feast Celebration at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at the Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Road, Fleming. Brought to the U.S. by immigrants from southern Italy, the celebration includes a traditional table dinner with Italian antipasto, romaine/oranges salad, garlic...

This summer in late July the members of Tony and Pauline Oropallo’s family will gather for their "Big Six" family reunion. The tradition began in the late 1970s and there has been at least one reunion every decade since. The name "Big Six" is in honor of the six Oropallo children: Harry, Eugene, Mary, Louis, Teresa and Anthony. Family members will...

The Cultural Italian American Organization of Cayuga County — also known as CIAO — is hosting a St. Joseph’s Day Feast Celebration Sunday, March 18. The feast will include traditional food, including bread shaped like the shepherd hook, and a religious ceremony with a small procession, and everyone is asked to wear red, the traditional color for St...